Lynnette Braxton (Ms. Lynn), a Louisiana native, is an actress, educator, and storyteller. She has performed multicultural and inspirational stories in diverse venues ranging from local basement churches to international stages. She is the author of Thanks for the Memories, an original play which debuted at Abyssinian Baptist Church, New York, celebrating its 200th Year Anniversary. As an actor, Ms. Lynn portrayed Mother Blackwell in the film The Apostle, working with veteran director and actor Robert Duvall and actor John Beasley. Since then, she has appeared in several film, television, and theatre productions. Theatre fans will recognize her from Tambourines To Glory, Mrs. Dally Has A Lover, The Wiz, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, and The African Drum, to name a few.
Ms. Lynn is a contributing writer for DownStagePass.org, a digital magazine for the arts. Her past and present professional affiliations, include Gumbeaux Magazine (featured fiction writer), National Storytelling Network, Network of Biblical Storytellers, Abyssinian Baptist Church Creative Arts Ministry, National Association of Black Storytellers, African Folk Heritage Circle Inc, and Acadiana Writer’s Guild, LA.